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I wanted to see how often forums like DI appeared in news stories and ran across this one from 2002 and did not see it mentioned here.

'Mail Bomb' Attack Threatens Web Site Popular With Diploma-Mill Watchdogs (Chronicle of Higher Education, May 22, 2002) Archived: Highbeam

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Quote:The survival of Degreeinfo.com, an online forum on distance learning that is popular among diploma-mill watchdogs, students, and some college officials, has been threatened by anonymous attackers who barraged the Web site's domain-name server with 65,000 messages in one day.

The Web site's administrator, Chip White, says he doesn't know who perpetrated the "mail bomb" attack but suspects it was a diploma mill. He says the messages were sent by only a few people -- perhaps only one person -- but were made to appear as if they had been sent by many more.

"These vigilantes don't like what we're saying," says Mr. White, an administrator for a California-based health-care company. …

DI discussion here.
Quote:The Web site's administrator, Chip White, says he doesn't know who perpetrated the "mail bomb" attack but suspects it was a diploma mill. He says the messages were sent by only a few people -- perhaps only one person -- but were made to appear as if they had been sent by many more.

"These vigilantes don't like what we're saying," says Mr. White, an administrator for a California-based health-care company. …

Health-care company??!!??  Ha ha ha ha ha.   Smile  Smile  Big Grin  Big Grin   That used to be the party line over there--before people discovered that Thomas Vernon "Chip" White was a notorious peddler of pedophile-pandering porn and quack coffee enema cancer "cures."   If anyone was ever mail bombing him it was perverts in heat for their next boy ass video fix.  Or it may have been just his usual administrative incompetence--such as the recent domain suspension by the registrar for compliance reasons.  The CHE are gullible leftists (and probably some of Chip's best customers) so they are happy to promote those "evil diploma mill" fantasies.
(02-11-2015, 02:51 PM)Poptech Wrote: [ -> ]'Mail Bomb' Attack Threatens Web Site Popular With Diploma-Mill Watchdogs (Chronicle of Higher Education, May 22, 2002)

Watch dogs?  More like higher ed cartel lapdogs.  The only thing Chip and his merry men are watching is butt pirate videos.
I like how Chip blames "Diploma Mills" for the mail bomb.  He got mail bombed because his site is full of assholes.  No diploma mill hacker conspiracy needed.